We are a national IP litigation law firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. Our attorneys regularly handle federal and state court cases related to copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret matters. In addition to intellectual property litigation and disputes, we can assist individuals and business entities with contract preparation, strategy/planning, registration/protecting, and all other administrative aspects related to intellectual property. Our experienced lawyers are here to assist you with the process of assessing, protecting, and defending your intellectual property. Call today to speak with one of us and schedule your complimentary consulattion.
Intellectual property is a term that is garnering increased recognition in business and artistic arenas worldwide. Intellectual property law protects intangible property such as knowledge, creativity, and ideas. The value of intellectual property can often be underestimated or overlooked by businesses and individuals because it is not always readily apparent and visible, like capitol or real estate. In the past few decades, the importance and value of intangible assets has shown tremendous growth in many industries. Many industries now find that the majority of their value lies in their intangible property instead of their physical property. With the growth of technologies that enable quick communication and the rapid spread of ideas worldwide, it is more relevant than ever to take steps to protect your ideas and intangible assets.
There are four basic categories of intellectual property that serve to protect your ideas, knowledge, and creativity:
Intellectual property rights in the United States are administered by both federal and state laws. One can roughly compare the rights obtained by intellectual property law as creating limited monopolies. The legal protection granted by patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets serves as an incentive for businesses and individuals to invest time, money, and effort into creating new technology, research and development, and fosters the creative spirit. Without such protections, there would little incentive to develop new ideas or expend effort knowing the fruits of labor are not secure.
Our attorneys have worked with small businesses and large corporations as well as individual artists and innovators. We are well versed in the state and federal laws that govern intellectual property rights. Whether you are an individual looking to start a business and protect your assets or an established company seeking to safeguard your intellectual property from physical or electronic infringement, we have the resources and reputation to achieve favorable results for you. With offices conveniently located in downtown Baltimore and Annapolis, we are here to assist you.